George Schneider (1935-1999)
Tug in fog
Oil on canvas
Gift of Robert D. Skeele

An award-winning, sensitive figurative artist, George Schneider (1935-99) exhibited his work at notable venues, including the National Academy of Design, the National Arts Club, Salmagundi Club, the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, and Staten Island Museum over the many years he lived on Staten Island and served as Chairman of the Art Department at Curtis High School. A painter who was an impeccable draftsman and colorist, Schneider entered the Exhibition by Members at the Staten Island Museum every year for many years and won top prizes at least nine times. Many of his works are in the museum’s permanent collection. For five years in the 1980s, Schneider was the proprietor of King of Arts, an art supply and frame shop in West Brighton. After moving to Vermont, he had become affiliated with galleries in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and Burlington and presented a solo show under the auspices of the Southern Vermont Artists Association.